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Cast the Net

Cast the Net

By Out of the Boat Ministries
How could a small men's bible study, in Southeast Ohio, be empowered by God to accomplish His purpose? Tune in to be challenged, encouraged, and inspired.
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That's my story and I'm sticking to it
Multiple times through the book of Acts Paul sets the example for mature Christians to follow in sharing the story of what Christ had done in his life.  Paul wasn't concerned about his personal safety or the various gods around him, he had 100% faith and assurance that Jesus was the way, the truth, and the light.  When was the last time you shared Jesus with someone? Join us as we discuss putting fear aside and sharing your faith.  
February 23, 2021
Passion for STUFF vs. Passion for Christ
This week, we tackle the hard questions surrounding the passion we have as true followers of Christ.  Do you long to spend time in the word with the Lord, just as much as you long for [insert: money, a new car, a new phone, a career promotion, etc.]?  How much does our constant pursuit of "STUFF" get in the way of obedience to Jesus?  We pray you'll find encouragement in this week's discussion. 
February 15, 2021
Rock vs Sand
Think of your spiritual walk as a lighthouse.  A lighthouse is built on a firm foundation and takes on the wind, the storms, and the repetitive pounding of the waves.  Still, it shines bright in the darkness and helps others find safe harbor.  Is your life build on the solid foundation of Christ? Join us as we talk about firming up your foundation to withstand the daily storms of life.  
January 28, 2021
Taboo Topics: Abundance
Today we tackle the taboo topic of abundance (money, cars, clothing, homes, etc.)  If you are a follower of Christ, how are you using your abundance to serve Jesus and impact your community for the sake of the gospel?  
September 17, 2020
Taboo Topics: Alcohol
Today we take on the topic of Christians and alcohol. Is it ok for Christians to drink alcohol? What does the bible say on this topic? Today you'll hear stories from four different perspectives on this topic.  
August 31, 2020
Taboo Topics: Abortion
What if the church approached ending abortion the same way it approached fighting COVID-19?  Today we tackle the topic of abortion openly and honestly, through the truth of scripture.  We believe the blood of Jesus can cover and cleanse any sin, but repentance is critical.  
August 21, 2020
Move the Hills - Past, Present, and Future
In this episode, we discuss the vision that inspired "Move the Hills".  What opportunities were missed and what are the plans for future outreach events.  
August 17, 2020
"Deserve" has nothing to do with it....
Four difficult words, "Why Did This Happen"?  You've heard the phrases, "I don't deserve this", "Why would a loving God let this happen", "Why me"?, "Why not now"?  Today we tackle tough questions and look to the truth of scripture for answers.  
August 10, 2020
2020 Out of the Boat Ministries Golf Outing
Fore!! Today we broadcast from the "Out of the Boat Ministries Charity Golf Outing".  We talk about the upcoming Move the Hills event and the challenge communities face in being the hands and feet of Christ in the middle of a global pandemic.    
August 5, 2020
Is it Time for a Check-Up?
If you didn't tune in last week......stop and do that now.  If you're up to date on your CTN podcast episodes, how are you doing with the changes and pledges we made last week?  In this episode, we talk about how important it is to have a network of trusted spiritual advisors you can lean on, no matter how silly, strange, or serious your prayer request might be.  
July 20, 2020
I Have a Dream
Think of something you've wanted to do, a change you know you've needed to make.  Now, what's stopping you?  Time? Money? Will power?  When was the last time you knew deep within your soul that God was calling you to step into something different.....challenging......something greater?  Today we discuss dreams, vision, convictions, and what it takes to be obedient.  
July 15, 2020
Ask yourself this question, what's the one sin I just can't seem to get past?  Jesus tells us in scripture that he offers abundant life, are you experiencing it?  Today we look to examine what it takes to experience real transformational freedom in Christ.   Scripture references: Romans 12:2, 1 John 2:16, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 John 4:4, 2 Corinthians 10:5
June 3, 2020
You are clear for takeoff
Before taking a flight, pilots have a checklist to ensure the aircraft is ready for flight. They meticulously follow the script, leaving nothing to chance. Today we chat with special guest, Andy Evans: an experienced pilot for NetJets and a close friend of the show. Andy’s personal testimony of a near-death experience and a radical conversion to Christ will encourage and challenge your walk with Jesus.
May 25, 2020
Back to the basics
What is your “Ethos”? Or, to put it another way, what is your personal mission statement? Do you live by a set of beliefs that drive you to your target or goal? Like a soldier preparing for the battlefield, how are you handling basic training? Join us as we discuss making adjustments to help you stay on track in your spiritual walk. Scripture references: Ephesians 6:10-20, 2 Timothy 1:3-11
May 21, 2020
He makes all things new
If you are a follower of Jesus, think back to who you were before you committed your life to Christ.  How have your priorities, passions, family life, and traditions changed as a result of you being made new? Today we hear testimonies from a couple of early members of Out of the Boat ministries.  We openly discuss the high and low moments of being a disciple of Jesus.  "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17
May 11, 2020
Keep the change
Was there anything in scripture that remained the same after an encounter with Jesus?  The hallmarks of a Christian are a life devoted to prayer, study, and action.  Today we discuss the fruit of a true encounter with the savior of the world.  
May 4, 2020
Our current state of affairs - with special guest, pastor Ron Grubb
In this episode, we continue our conversation on what the Lord is showing us through the COVID-19 virus.  Today we celebrate our first responders, but have you ever considered yourself to be a "spiritual first responder"? How can we have hope and courage in the middle of a crisis? 
April 24, 2020
How has COVID-19 impacted your walk?
Within a matter of days, everything practically shut down.  Churches moved to virtual formats, kids stopped attending school, sporting events were canceled.  What are you doing with all of this time?  Today we look at how the COVID-19 shutdown is impacting the church and families.  How can we as Christians use this time to deepen our walk with Christ and allow Him to refine us through this process?  
April 13, 2020
When a crisis happens, how will you respond?
Today we look back at some recent interviews and examine how Christians are supposed to respond when disaster strikes.  It's easy to leave the burden of helping people up to local, state, or federal officials, but the Bible is clear about how we as Christians should respond.   God puts the right pieces in place to accomplish His purpose, but it takes an open heart of obedience.  
April 6, 2020
Can you hear me now?
In this episode, we sit down with a couple of local pastors and hear their testimonies on when God called them into the ministry.  We also examine how the coronavirus pandemic will impact the body of Christ, for better or for worse.  
March 24, 2020
Finding a partner you can trust
Today we introduce our listeners to a fantastic community partner, Thrivent Financial.  With the COVID19 virus and the impact on local families, we're all scrambling to find resources for people in need.  Through a partnership with Thrivent Financial and Project Safe, we'll provide updates and details on the efforts to feed students and families in the Hocking Hills region.  During this time of crisis and uncertainty, how will you live generously?  
March 18, 2020
Caring is sharing
If you're a Christian, think back to a time when someone took the time to share the Gospel with you for the very first time.  Was it a friend, a pastor, a stranger?  The bottom line is, someone loved you enough to share the good news of Christ and His sacrificial gift of eternal life with you.  Now, who have you shared the hope of the Gospel with?  Found people find people.  Today we'll look at some real-life examples of sharing your faith with others.  
March 10, 2020
The Silent Treatment
Jesus longs to hear from you.  Do you really believe that?  If you're married, what would your relationship be like if you only spent 15 seconds to 2 minutes a day speaking to your spouse?  Today we examine how important your prayer life should be in a strong Christian walk.  Too often, we don't have enough time to spend time in prayer.  We pray before meals, maybe before we go to bed, and sometimes on Sunday mornings.  Make a commitment today to make time, be still, and spend time sharing your heart with Jesus.  "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."-1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
March 2, 2020
Where are we going?
When was the last time you were surprised by something or someone?  Maybe it was a surprise birthday or anniversary celebration? In order to participate, you had to have full trust and faith that the person leading you to the party had your best interest in mind.  Today we talk about having full faith and trust in the Lord, even when things are not going in a direction that is comfortable, predictable, or sometimes even safe.  Will you surrender control and trust Him?
February 25, 2020
Webster's defines sacrifice as "an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to God or to a divine or supernatural figure."  As followers of Christ we are called to be willing to give up whatever we have (time, property, treasure) for the sake of the gospel.  When you examine your walk with Jesus, what have you sacrificed?  Today we'll discuss humbling ourselves for the sake of others.  
February 20, 2020
What does the Fox say?
No, we're not talking about the catchy (painful) Ylvis tune from 2013, which has over 910 million views on YouTube?!?  In this episode, we sit down with Jayme "The Silver Fox" Arnett, one of the original ManUP contributors,  to recap ManUP 2020.  How did ManUP start? What are some of the challenges facing this ministry? What advice would you give anyone who would like to start a similar ministry in their hometown?  
February 5, 2020
Here's your sign
Today we dive into scripture around the topic of "the end times".  Wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, famines, are these signaling the end is near?  Jesus tells us not to be deceived.  How do we do that? What is the responsibility of a Christian at this point in history?      
January 23, 2020
ManUp 2020 - It's more than an event, it's a movement
What does it mean to be a man?  What does it look like to lead your family well?  Isn't providing food, clothing, and shelter enough?  This episode we'll tackle some biblical truths in what it means to live a life of biblical character and integrity.  We'll also highlight the ManUp event in Logan, OH on January 17th - 18th 2020.
January 14, 2020
Commanded or Tradition?
Stop and examine your daily routine.  What are you doing because "that's the way we've always done it"?  This episode will overlay the truth of the gospel onto the traditions we follow in our Christian walk.  
December 23, 2019
Lukewarm or ready for action?
If you were to examine yourself, I am really take a hard look at your life, would you say you're on fire for Jesus? Today we explore what a relationship with Christ looks like and how to get back on track, if you've grown cold.  
December 16, 2019
The journey begins!
Tune in hear how a small men's bible study group in Logan, Ohio, is working to transform our region with the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  
December 13, 2019